re·​lieved | \ ri-ˈlēvd How to pronounce relieved (audio) \

Definition of relieved

: experiencing or showing relief especially from anxiety or pent-up emotions

Other Words from relieved

relievedly \ ri-​ˈlē-​vəd-​lē How to pronounce relieved (audio) \ adverb

Examples of relieved in a Sentence

I was relieved to hear that you're feeling better. He was greeted at the door by his much relieved mother.
Recent Examples on the Web Their movement has sparked innovation, spread ideas, relieved poverty, and laid the foundations for a global economy. Soulaima Gourani, Forbes, 5 July 2022 The two are relieved that the leak is not as bad as first feared. Francine Kiefer, The Christian Science Monitor, 19 Oct. 2021 In that desert scene on Saul’s first episode of Breaking Bad, Saul seems genuinely relieved Lalo didn’t send Walt and Jesse. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 12 July 2022 And in that same desert scene, Saul seems relieved to learn that his kidnappers were not sent by Lalo. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 12 July 2022 No one may have been more relieved at last week’s hiring of Whitney Crook as the new clerk of council than City Finance Director Amy Himmelein. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 12 July 2022 Matthew Ornstein, an attorney for the Network for Victim Recovery of D.C. who represents the Shipley’s victims, said the women are relieved. Lizzie Johnson, Washington Post, 3 June 2022 Sheriff Rick Singleton said he is relieved to see Casey White sent back to the Alabama Department of Corrections. Carol Robinson |, al, 10 May 2022 Her mother is relieved to see that Polina is starting to feel less afraid. Sarah Ferguson, Forbes, 1 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of relieved

1850, in the meaning defined above

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8 Aug 2022

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“Relieved.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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